TV Ratings Friday: ’20/20′ Wins Night, ‘Best Friends Forever’ Finale Down, ‘Dateline’ Up
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||1.3/4||1.2/4||0.8/3||0.7/2||0.4/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||4.37||4.75||5.16||2.41||0.84|
ABC was the top network among adults 18-49, while CBS ranked number one in total viewers.
On ABC, 20/20 garnered a 1.5 adults 18-49 ratin,g up from a 1.2 for its most recent original episode on May 18.
On NBC, the final two episodes of Best Friends Forever earned a 0.6 at 8:00PM and a 0.6 at 8:30PM among adults 18-49, down from a 0.8 for its most recent original episode on April 25. A two hour Dateline scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, compared to a 1.1 for its last original Friday episode on May 18, and ranking as the show’s highest rated Friday episode since April 20.
Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.
Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, June 1, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||ABC||Shark Tank – R||1.1/4||4.77|
|CBS||Undercover Boss – R||1.0/4||5.01|
|FOX||House – R||0.6/2||2.25|
|NBC||Best Friends Forever||0.6/2||2.39|
|CW||Breaking Pointe – R||0.4/1||0.85|
|8:30||NBC||Best Friends Forever (Series Finale)||0.6/2||2.04|
|9:00||NBC||Dateline NBC (8-10PM)||1.4/5||6.02|
|ABC||Primetime: What Would You Do? – R||1.2/4||3.69|
|CBS||CSI: NY – R||0.7/2||5.05|
|FOX||Bones – R||0.7/2||2.58|
|CW||Supernatural – R||0.3/1||0.84|
|CBS||Blue Bloods – R||0.6/2||5.41|
In late-night metered-market households Friday night:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.6/6 with an encore telecast; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.9/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.4/4 with an encore.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.5/2 with an encore; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3 with an encore.
- At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS’s first-run “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.1/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 with an encore in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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